Best Video Card for this system? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-03-2007, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 43
Arrow Best Video Card for this system?

This rig is years old now but it still serves me great... the only thing letting me down is the video card, whats the best this setup could handle? It would be for gaming.

Appreciate any thoughts.

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name DIKEY
User Name James

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2533 MHz (19 x 133)
Motherboard Name Intel Pendleton 2 D845EPT2 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845E
System Memory 1024 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (09/10/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600XT (128 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 XT
Monitor Dell E772p [17" CRT] (5P09928HC9J7)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB Live! 5.1 Digital (SB0220) Sound Card
Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive ST380021A (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive CN1935B YRH817B SCSI CdRom Device
Optical Drive PHILIPS DVD+RW-D28
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 16284 MB (8061 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 60000 MB (8966 MB free)
Total Size 74.5 GB (16.6 GB free)
__________________

Sunulos is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
gurusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,562
Send a message via MSN to gurusan
Default Re: Best Video Card for this system?

Which game? TBH that system is pretty ancient for gaming so thats why I'm asking
__________________

__________________
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||
gurusan is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 43
Default Re: Best Video Card for this system?

Nothing imparticular, i dont care about having max resolution and visuals, i just want to be able to play the games. Its only recently that the games are unplayable and i know its my vid card is the problem.

Mostly RTS and FPS id be playing,
No probs with dark messiah of M&M, prey or HL2, last hitman was ok.
But two worlds and Supreme Commander had awful fps.

I jsut want to know what vid card can it take, i'll worry about what to paly after.
Sunulos is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 438
Default Re: Best Video Card for this system?

Cost to performance ratio I would say get the 7900gs will run any game out now, most at medium to high settings.
__________________
Q6600@ 3.0ghz
eVGA 680i A1
4x1gb Mushkin DDR2 800
2x8800gt xFx
Coolermaster Stacker 830
an51r is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 10:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 43
Default Re: Best Video Card for this system?

Great, thank you.
There are a few different brands on newegg atm, all pretty much the same or would one be better?
Also would the card need a bigger power supply or more cooling... anything like tht?

Thx for your help :happy:
Sunulos is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video card Snake91839 New Systems | Building and Buying 4 06-02-2007 11:03 AM
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Utilities & Updates Osiris Overclocking and Modding 6 05-31-2007 01:41 PM
damaged video card sb14blue Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 05-13-2007 03:13 AM
New Video Card Dieo New Systems | Building and Buying 5 04-02-2007 11:27 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.